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793 entries.
Veva from Madrid, Spain wrote on March 9, 2017:
Dear Bruce
My name is Veva and my daughter is Sia
We encounter your book, into the land of the unicors, in our local library here in Madrid, Spain
we loved it so much that we went strainght into buying next two books.
we are actually reading book III
Now Iam looking for book IV and Iam finding very hard to find it, not audio or MP
Only as a book
as we have got the 3 first books we want tht last one and read it in paper. Old school I guess.
I only find they sell it in one place with a really crazy price
would you please give us a suggestion on what to do?
We will really apreciate it
My most sincere congratulations on your writing ....my daughter who is 12 is loving it. we read the books together out loud to practice our English and we are completely hooked
Kind regards
Veva and Sia
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Veva and Sia -

I very much loved this message - it delights me to know how much you are enjoying the Unicorn Chronicles.
Alas, I have bad news about THE LAST HUNT. For reasons I have never understood, Scholastic failed to publish a paperback edition. Then they let the entire series go out of print.
I have the rights back, and my agent and I are trying to find a new publisher. So all is not lost. But it will take some time to do that.
I am sorry I do not have better news.

Your friend,

Bruce Coville
Pat Kane from Sparta, NJ USA wrote on March 3, 2017:
I had the pleasure of hearing you speak today at Helen Morgan School in Sparta. I am a substitute teacher and, having adult kids, was not familiar with your books.
I just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! Thank you for a wonderful time!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Pat-

Thanks for this lovely message. I had a great time at the school today ... but that was largely because the students and staff were all so wonderful and welcoming!

All best,

Bruce
Ray from King Of Prussia, PA USA wrote on March 2, 2017:
Hi Bruce
I'm reading Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher and I really like it. Also I was wondering if any of your characters or scenes in your books based on you. Thanks 🙂
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Ray -

Glad you're enjoying JEREMY THATCHER. None of the characters in that book are based on me. However Rod Allbright, of the ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK series, is totally and completely based on me!

All best,

BC
Jonathan from USA wrote on March 2, 2017:
Hey mr.coville I'm reading Jeremy Thatcher Dragon hatcher in school right now I was wondering how you thought of hiring college students for the audio book. Thanks Jonathan
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Jonathan -

What a great question! The answer is pretty simple - I wanted youthful voices for the audio book. I live in Syracuse, and Syracuse University has a great acting school. Which meant that I could hire well trained actors who still sounded like kids. It was perfect for what we were trying to do!

BC
Tony from King of Prussia, Pa USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Hello Mr.Coville I'm reading Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher in Language Ats and so far it has been awsome. The book the Skull of Truth was my favorite. And I was thinking of ideas for books and you should make a book where the characters have to save Mr.Elives and make a cliffhanger and make a second book
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Tony -

Glad to know that you're enjoying JEREMY!

I am especially glad to know that you enjoyed SKULL. It is not my most popular book, but I honestly believe that in literary terms it is probably the best thing I have ever done.

The idea of having all the Magic Shop kids get together for an adventure is something I've been thinking about for a long time. Unfortunately, I'm not on good terms with the publisher of the series (they did me some serious wrong) so I'm not sure if that will ever happen.

BC
Adarsh from King of Prussia, Pa USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Hi Bruce Coville. It's me, Adarsh again. I was wondering 3 things:
1. Is the Magic Shop series a bestseller?
2. Have you made any other books than the Magic Shop series?
3. I want to learn more about your history. Can you please make a autobiography about you?
Been a pleasure to talk to you,
Adarsh
2 P.S.
1. My nickname is Radar.
2. Hi Five to you too (from your previous response)
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Radar! (Cool nickname)

I don't know if the Magic Shop series has been officially a bestseller. I can tell you that THE MONSTER'S RING has been selling steadily for 35 years now, which is a rare thing.

Now, as to whether I have made any other books than the Magic Shop series. On this matter I am going to give you some advice, which is that you should not ask a question to which you can very easily find the answer yourself. Since you are writing on the guestbook, you are on my website. And on the website is also a complete list of all the books that I have published!

I am flattered that you want to know more about me. There is also an autobiography on the website!

All best,

BC
Shiza from King of Prussia, Pa USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Dear Mr. Coville,
Hi! I am reading your book Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher at school. It is a really good book. How did you get the idea of writing about dragons? I also want you to write a sequel to the book. What ideas do you have? I hope you write a sequel!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Shiza -

Glad you are enjoying JEREMY. As far as how I got the idea of writing about dragons, that was easy: I love dragons! So, naturally, I wanted to write about one!

At this time I have no plans for a sequel. Sometimes a book does best to stand on its own.

BC
Kaylee from King of Prussia, USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Hi Mr.Coville! I am reading " Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher" in my language arts class. I am really liking the book so far. I was wondering if you could wright a book about each person and their personality. Thanks!-Kaylee
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Kaylee -

I'm glad to know you are enjoying JEREMY. Though your idea of writing a book about each person and their personality is interesting, I like to let each of the Magic Shop books stand along, connected only by the shop itself.

BC
Cameron nicholas from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Hi mr. Coville, I have started to read Jeremy thatcher, dragon hatcher. I think it's awesome .I want to read all your books!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hey, Cameron 0

Glad you think JEREMY is awesome! I highly approve of your plan to read all my books! ;>

BC
Grace from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania USA wrote on March 1, 2017:
Hi Mr. Coville, I am reading "Jeremy Thatcher" in my language arts class. I just started reading it and I love it so far. Right now you are my favorite author. I was wondering if when they get older maybe you could make a short story about how when they get older Mary Lou isn't interested in Jeremy and likes Spess, but Jeremy starts to like her. It would add a lot of suspense. Thank you!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Grace -

Glad you are enjoying JEREMY! It's interesting that you would like a short story about the characters, almost everyone else has been asking for a sequel, as in a full book. Clearly you like romantic complications!

BC